Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Jr’s excuse that he ‘can’t help what people email’ him

On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert reacted to continuing revelations from Donald Trump Jr‘s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. After tweeting out the emails he exchanged about the meeting, Donald Jr. went on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss the controversy.

“Pretty much everybody agrees Trump Jr. was dumb to tweet this stuff, and the smart thing to do would just be to shut up.” Colbert said. “So, last night he went on Fox News and explained why he’s not responsible for any of this.”

During the interview, Donald Jr. made the excuse that he “can’t help what people email” him. “That’s why his apartment is full of Nigerian princes and boner pills,” Colbert joked. “You’re gonna wanna keep those apart.”

Junior’s other brilliant excuse was that he took the meeting before anyone was talking about collusion. “That’s like saying, ‘Yeah I fired a gun at that guy, but that was before everyone was talking about this whole murder trial!’”

Apparently, it’s also okay that he met with Veselnitskaya because nothing came of the meeting. “Yeah it was all in his Yelp review,” Colbert remarked. “One star—did not deliver treason to table, would not collude again.”

“I got some news for you Don—just because you didn’t get your secret Russian intel doesn’t mean you’re the good guy here.”

Now that he’s gotten in trouble for it, Donald Trump Jr. said hindsight is 20/20. “He’s right—hindsight is 20/20,” Colbert said. “And I think a lot of voters will be using hindsight in 2020.”

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